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post #1 of 4 Old 06-28-2011, 12:04 AM Thread Starter
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Cherry Barb with excess slime- treatment options?

Hello! I just got some cherry barbs for my 6 gallon Fluval Edge tank and I noticed today that one fish is not swimming actively, but is maintaining itself in the middle of the tank, and on one side there is a area of transleuscent slime. (My tank has been up and running for a year, and these fish were introduced on Wednesday of last week.)

Is there anything I can do for this fish? I have Super Ick Cure and table and coarse (the kind you put on pretzels) salt on hand.
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post #2 of 4 Old 06-28-2011, 12:39 PM
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Have you checked to see what your water parameters are? With adding the new fish it is possible you could have set off a mini-cycle. I would rule out water quality issues first. Do not use the salt. If you use any type of salt in the aquarium it should only be aquarium salt. I would also hold off using the ick guard, if you are not seeing signs of ick in the tank then I would not treat for it. There are a lot of medications that can upset the good bacteria in the aquarium. I have seen people recommend using melafix, which from my understanding is natural and does not affect the biological filtration or other levels in the tank. Hope this helps.
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post #3 of 4 Old 06-28-2011, 02:18 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks BarbH. The affected fish passed away last night, and no other fish are showing symptoms.
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post #4 of 4 Old 06-28-2011, 02:25 PM
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Sorry to hear that I would continue to keep an eye on the other fish just in case. Sometimes some fish are unable to handle the stress of being brought into a new environment.
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